I, for one, am not displeased to see that the pace of recent Where on Google Earth challenge solutions has once again returned to something resembling normalcy. I’m just back from about two weeks travelling and once my own routine returned to some semblance of normalcy I was pleased to find that Péter Luffi’s WoGE #287 was waiting patiently to be solved. And solve it I did, though it took an hour or two of searching to polish off the rust that had built up while I was away. It’s good to be able to get the old blogging juices flowing in the traditional manner…
As always, it’s hard to guess whether my new locality will be easy to find or whether it will prove to be a needle in a haystack. In any case, I’m not putting any restrictions on those who wish to find it (no Schott Rule). Seek the spot in Google Earth, and when you’ve found it you can claim the right to post WoGE #289 on your own Geoblog by commenting below with the locality (latitude and longitude, please) and a brief description of the geologic origin and significance (if any) of the landforms seen in the image below.
… and since a river evidently runs through this challenge, I’ll wish you “Happy Fishing”!
[Hint added 6/3/11: In order to aid the weekend warriors who are willing to don their waders and seek out this river I think it’d be in order to offer an obtuse hint as to the location of WoGE #288. After all, this is meant to be a fishing expedition, not a wild goose chase.
So here it is: The location of WoGE #288 is closer to a different ocean than this river ultimately drains into. (So for example, the headwaters of the Amazon are generally closer to the Pacific Ocean than the Atlantic Ocean, thus would qualify.) Obtuse enough for you?]
[Final hint added 6/10/11: The first European to fish here was Dr. Livingstone, I presume.]